Monologues from The Last Frontier Theatre Conference: The Best of the 2009-2012 Monologue Workshop

Monologues from The Last Frontier Theatre Conference: The Best of the 2009-2012 Monologue Workshop

by Dawson Moore, Laura Gardner

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The book contains 64 monologues designed specifically for use in the audition process. These monologues were derived from the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, one of the longest running theater conferences of its kind, held every year in Valdez, Alaska from 2009 to 2012.

The monologues are honed for freshness, length, and effect and are designed for actors who are taking an audition/monologue workshop. Also included are some tips on creating monologues by Last Frontier Director Dawson Moore and for acting with the monologues by actor and mentor, Laura Gardner, both of whom selected and edited the monologues. The monologues are catagorized by gender and sorted by age of the speaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585106301
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Laura Gardner has been on the faculty of the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles for over 16 years. In addition to the LA studio she now teaches Foundation, scene study and Intensive Workshops at their satellite school in Australia. She has taught workshops all over the states and in the UK. A working actress as well, Laura has appeared on and off Broadway, in national tours, and in major regional theatres throughout the US and in the UK. Her extensive tv and film credits include The West Wing, Criminal Minds, Law and Order: LA, and My Name is Earl, where she recurred with her husband, Frank Collison.

Dawson Moore lives in Valdez, Alaska, where he coordinates the Playwriting AFA program at Prince William Sound Community College. He has attended the Last Frontier Theatre Conference since 1995, taking over coordination in 2003.

Table of Contents

Monologues for Women
Daniel Guyton’s Where’s Julie?    15
Jonathan Minton’s The Monkey Virus of Mildred Valley    15
Amy Tofte’s Roadmap of the Jilted Lover    Late teens to early 20s
Judah Skoff’s Circus    Teens to 20s
Cody Goulder’s The Halfway House    Early 20s
Tom Moran’s Boundary    Early 20s
Ryan Buen’s Now Boarding    22
Kate Mulley’s The Tutor    27
David Clark’s An Inexcusably Fantastic Theatrical Work…    20s
Lillian DeRitter’s Discourse    20s
Jerry D. McDonnell’s Back Home    20s
Nicholas Walker Herbert’s Coming Clean    20 to 30
Corey Ann Haydu’s Café Manhattan    mid to late 20s
Rand Higbee’s The Interview    20 to 30
Dennis Schebetta’s Green Eyed Monster    20s to 30s
Daniel Damiano’s Maya    20 to 40
Antoinette Winstead’s Refugee    34
George Sapio’s Headstrong    36
Schatzie Schaefer’s A Fabulous Coat    30s
Scott Tobin’s Struck    30s
Kavelina Torres’ Something In The Living Room    30 to 40
Kenneth L. Stilson’s The Cow and the Milk    30s to 40s
Ron Pullins’ The Boss is Dead    35 to 55
Paul Brynner’s Pivot Point    40s
E.J.C. Calvert’s The Bear (A Tragedy)    40s
Judd Lear Silverman’s Faith    40s
Jennifer Williams’ Sexual Fantasies    40s
David Guaspari’s New and Selected    40s to 50s
Linda Ayres-Frederick’s Years Later: I Smell the Rain    Middle-aged or older
Rand Higbee’s Edith    50
Lois Simenson’s Glaciers and Demons    Mid 50s
Karyn Traut’s Caffeine?    50 to 65
Henry Murray’s Treefall    60s
Jeanne Beckwith’s The Man in the Hat    old
Kevin Six’s Integrity Problem    Indeterminate age

Monologues for Men
Ryan Buen’s Hey, Judae    20
Tom Moran’s Boundary    Early 20s
Dawson Moore’s Revenge Fantasy     20s
David Clark’s An Inexcusably Fantastic Theatrical Work…    20s
Cody Goulder’s The Halfway House    20s
Nicholas Walker Herbert’s Teddy Berg’s Story    20s
Rand Higbee’s A Tribute to the Late, Great Bird    25
Gail High’s Breathe In Breathe Out    25
Laura Neubauer’s The Chasm    mid 20s
Jonathan Minton’s Someone to Watch Over Me    Late 20s/Early 30s
Eoin Carney’s ‘Corse I Know Marcie    30s
Melissa Gawlowski’s Spring Tides    30s
Elena Hartwell’s The Last Train to Hicksville    30s
Carolyn Kras’ The Virus    30s
Michael Parsons’ Fire Dance    30s
Henry Murray’s Treefall    30s to 40s
Jeanne Beckwith’s Filmed in Bagdad    At least 35
Ron Pullins’ The Dollartorium    At least 35
Erica Silberman’s In the Night Everyone is Equal    Late 30s
Arlitia Jones’ The Ugly Children of Eve    Late 30s
Amy Tofte’s FleshEatingTiger    Late 30s to 40s
Damon Chua’s Film Chinois    30-50
Joe Barnes’ Father Francis Gives His Farewell Sermon    Middle-aged or older
Al Frank’s Ain’t No Place Like Home    63
Jerry D. McDonnell’s Engines of Time    Late 80s
Jaron Carlson’s Stalker    Any age

Monologues for Men or Women
Allan Lefcowitz’s Colleagues    40s or older
Barry Levine’s The Dreamer    Ageless
Tom Moran’s Pac-Man    Any age
Joe Barne’s October 18, 2009    Any age

Index by playwright


For student actors who are working on auditions or teachers of auditions.

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